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Chinatown (Nankinmachi)

Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #39 of 144 Attractions in Kobe
Type: Neighborhoods
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Greater Manchester, UK
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Anyone visiting Kobe needs to visit The Chinatown which is amongst the best decked out in the whole of japan, according to sources at Wikipedia. And while it isn't as widespread as it's Yokohama equivalent it's by far the most cosy and communal feeling, as traders bark from their stalls for your attention, serving up piping hot dim sum and... More

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Moscow, Russia
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30 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I've been to many Chinatowns in different countries, and the one in Kobe is one of the prettiest. It is situated in the very center of the city, is very compact, picturesque, and friendly. You can taste a variety of Chinese home-made food there and, importantly, feel and see similarities and differences between the two East Asian cultures - Japanese... More

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Cairns, Australia
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115 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We decided to head to Chinatown in Kobe for dinner after our day of travelling around the sights of Kobe. This Chinatown is not very big but we still enjoyed the walk down the street looking at the shops and trying to decided which one we would eat at. told him I did not have any he asked "why not?"... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is not your typical Chinatown. The street was quite clean with lots of restaurants and vendors selling the same thing along the street. I thought it was expensive for a meal here.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A very small Chinatown. Quite typical and traditional and selling also the same things like the bun and dumplings.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

If you are in central Kobe you're likely to walk through this area anyway. You enter through the normal enormous gates and can then wander the two main streets which meet each other round a little square. As you would expect from any Chinatown the place is heaving with Chinese restaurants, street food stalls plus the usual souvenir shops. Great... More

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Singapore
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44 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

There is much to Nankinmachi中華街, despite it's relatively small size. Besides the mainstream of FOOD there are plenty of other shopping such as souvenirs, T-shirts, chineseware etc. Over 100 shops sprawled over the area and visitors will not be disappointed if you are anxious to try out Chinese food that you are all too familiar with. While most “Chinatown” has... More

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Snoqualmie, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

It was odd to visit Chinatown in Japan. Wanted to see what it was like. Was just like any other chinatown. So-so restaurants, oddball shops, people window shopping, and so on. Was not all that interesting but not boring either. Just a place to waste time. If on a vacation to Japan, don't bother to come here. Go to china,... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We decided to head to Chinatown to see what different food they offered. We actually went in a restaurant and perused the menu before decided the street food sold outside looked better. The food we had for lunch was so good we went back again at night. Both the pork buns (with a slab of pork) and crispy peking duck... More

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Tangerang, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Just a so-so experience. It is just like a common Chinatown. Many options for Chinese food - not very expensive but not delicious either. Many Chinese stuffs sold here also. Not too much to do here.

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